NBA Finals: Warriors on brink of title as Andrew Wiggins inspires Celtics defeat

Andrew Wiggins #22 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against Jaylen Brown #7 and Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics during the first half in Game Five of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center on June 13, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Jed Jacobsohn – Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points as the Golden State Warriors battled past the Boston Celtics 104-94 to move within one win of a seventh NBA championship on Monday.

With Stephen Curry having a rare off-night after his 43-point game four heroics, Wiggins seized control to lead a balanced Golden State offensive effort which leaves the Warriors 3-2 up in the best-of-seven series.

Wiggins delivered a huge performance at both ends of the Warriors’ Chase Center court, shooting 12-of-23 while hauling in 13 rebounds with two steals and a block.

The win means the Warriors can clinch the championship when the series heads back to Boston for game six on Thursday.

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